About Phil

Photo credit: Mal Whichelow
Photo credit: Mal Wichelow

Phil’s voice is as big as his ukulele is small, and his love of vintage blues, hokum, jug band and jazz shines through in his intricate picking and driving rhythms on both uke and banjo. Phil has travelled all over the UK and to Europe and the US, performing and leading workshops at festivals, theatres, clubs and events. He has appeared on several albums, performed on BBC radio and TV, taught over 1500 ukulele players, and shared the stage with some of the world’s finest players.

“some of the best music I’ve heard in a long time”
Dan Phelps, Delta blues artist

Phil has performed at The London Uke Fest, The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival,  The Great Southern Ukulele Festival,  The Ukulele Hooley, Ireland, The West Coast Ukulele Retreat, California, The Acoustic Festival of Britain, Off The Tracks Festival and many, many theatre and club venues such as Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham O2 Academies, Blackpool Grand Theatre, King George’s Hall Blackburn, Theater im Stall Neu Horst Germany, Derby Assembly Rooms, The Dukes Theatre Lancaster, Parr Hall Warrington…

He has performed live on various BBC regional radio stations, and been broadcast on BBC TV, Radio 4 and German NDR TV.

He is currently a contributor Uke magazine.

Omega Ukulele magazine issue 1

Phil endorses Aquila strings and Logjam stompers.

Phil Doleman: Blues and jazz ukulele & vocal